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Fish House releases escapist new single, plays Lilypad Inman 08.10

A little groovy, a little surfy, and a lot of fun is “Better for It” the latest single from Boston’s Fish House. The talented trio does not lack direction: each note in the new track is carefully placed to stimulate the senses, create images of a peaceful world desired. The band’s indie rock is polished with elements of R&B, creating its appeal. From the smooth vocal delivery to the deep bass groove and shimmering piano notes that surround it, the single is a sonic rope leading to escape. Indie rock’s progression over the last few years has leaned toward the harsh electronic sounds of Ty Segall and Des Rocs, but it could be argued what Fish House offers for the genre is far more sensitive and sound. The band is bringing its evocative sounds to Lilypad Inman in Cambridge on August 10th. We are streaming the new single for you below. - Rene Cobar

Mima Good releases smoky track "Holly Golightly"

Fervent readers and movie buffs know Holly Golightly, the country-turned-cafe-society girl from Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's. Golightly (played by the unforgettable Audrey Hepburn) has an independent air, an entrancing one; she's a character who literary analysts have studied as, among other things, a feminist icon. Now Brooklyn avant-blues-indie artist Mima Good has released a single named after Golightly, using clips from Breakfast at Tiffany's to create a slowed-down groove which accompanies her musings on her own femininity. In her press release for "Holly Golightly", Raechel Rosen -- the brains behind Mima Good -- says: "To me, [Golightly] is a charming metaphor for surviving under capitalist patriarchy and making it look good as hell." And while toxic masculinity and misogyny still exist in New York and beyond, artists like Mima will take influence from icons like Golightly and keep surviving, too. Take a listen to the single. below. - Will Sisskind

Lady Lazarus’ “I Know What it Feels Like” video

Santa Cruz-based Lady Lazarus just released her single “I Know What it Feels Like” and it is a mystical, gentle journey. The accompanying video is mesmerizing and almost nerve-wracking in a “what’s about to happen” type of way. It’s dreamy folk pop, with quiet keys and vocals and a touch of that warm synth feel. She’s playing Hotel Utah on August 14 and you should join the night. Hypnotize yourself with her video then come feel the happy daze at her next show. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor 

The Wolff Sisters release vivid new single, play The Barn 08.03

The Wolff Sisters serve their folk music with a bluesy glaze that brings out the unique flavor of their storytelling. Using vivid imagery, leading basslines, and brilliant acoustic guitar strings Rebecca, Rachael, and Kat Wolff compose tunes rooted in New England’s folk culture. In the group’s latest single “Drive” the steady drumbeat and embellishing electric guitar riffs accompany a sentient vocal delivery that evokes images of nature and a rebellious love. The single is a preview of the group’s upcoming fall album Queendom of Nothing. The Boston-based sisters have a show upcoming at The Barn in Chaplin, Connecticut on August 3rd. We are streaming “Drive” for your listening pleasure below. - Rene Cobar

Gold Child releases single "Undertow," announce debut LP, plays Baby's tonight

"Been disconnected / everything's feeling so hectic," Emily Fehler muses, just within seconds of the song's start. "Undertow" is the beginning of a tellingly honest vignette by a clever, talented musician. Under her Gold Child stage name, Emily has had her share of recognition with mentions from Rolling Stone (Top 200), NPR (Best New Music), Refinery29 (a media outlet which often focuses on artists empowering women), and Brooklyn Vegan. With its warm aura blending country and dreampop, the song is at once disarming and pleasant in its nostalgic overtones, with the dark folk elements bringing to mind powerful singer/songwriters like Angel Olsen or Neko Case.

The country-influenced instrumentation has been a driving force in developing her music since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2012(She's a self-professed student of country music's golden era with a slight obsession with Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris). That, plus the lyrical content in "Undertow," paints a picture of a musician interested in taking American roots music to new places and the courage to face any personal demons she gets dealt by life - in this single's case, a problem with anxiety: "Gotta get to the right time and place someday," leads to the chorus that carries Gold Child's message: "So emotional / lost all my control / slipping in slow motion down this waterfall / stuck in the undertow." 

With tonight's show at Baby's All Right, Emily Fehler will have her chance to share long-awaited material. Additonally the self-titled debut album, will be released digitally on Friday, August 9th. - Susan Moon

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